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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
+1 805-544-7759
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (93 reviews)
“curly fries” (13 reviews)
“bread” (46 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We split a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, so we would have room for dessert. The sandwich was amazingly good and so was the carrot cake. A guy at the next table was really enjoying his chowder in a bread bowl, which is a popular...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just down the street from La Questa Motel this little spot serves an excellent, hearty bowl of clam choder, either in a bowl or in a bread basket; I took the bowl and it was wonderful. The place is small but sufficient and if you...More

Thank edward jack m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small, family-owned cafe. The menu is posted on the wall. Staff is friendly, food is prepared quickly, and prices are low for the quality of the food. Seating is limited, think “McDonald’s”. Takeout is available. The bakery offerings are amazing and worth the visit...More

Thank coxaloharc
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Yummy fresh backed goods along with good coffee and tea and full breakfast options make Splash Cafe a great place to start your day. I will go back again and again.

Thank Colleen K
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We've gone here a couple of times, mainly for convenience. The food is just okay. The clam chowder is just okay, Expect a wait. Parking is very tight and can be difficult.

Thank Zu S
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I had a BLAT and my wife the shrimp and chips. And it was pretty good, the service was good and the staff was friendly. The inside was kind of loud like a fast food place. All in all okay.

Thank jonpegSoCal
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Very good clam chowder and sandwiches with seafood. They also have great desserts. Parking available.

Thank BrunoCarreiroDaSilva
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We are crazy about this place. Very laid back feel. Excellent coffee and yummy bakery and so much more! Soups, burrittos, fish & chips, sandwiches, pizza, salad - you get the picture. We stayed in SLO for a couple of days just up the street...More

1  Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Good basic food..staff will adjust to special req..ie crab on lettuce instead of bread...Good coffee

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We always stop here when in SLO. Best clam chowder I've ever had, and a bakery that is truly amazing.

Thank Don A
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-7759
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Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we opened this second location in San Luis Obispo and expanded to include an artisan bakery too! The bakery features artisan breads, pastries & desserts baked fresh daily. Each item from the bakery is carefully created and guaranteed to delight your senses.The café has a larger selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as signature ‘sun pizzas’! Come and enjoy!
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